Rachel Smalter Hall

Rachel Smalter Hall may be a professional Book Rioter, but she still hangs out in the public librarian clubhouse. Two of her top three loves include audiobooks and knitting, and her favorite song is Cold Hearted Snake as performed by Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese on season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She co-runs a boozy book club in Lawrence, Kansas, in her spare time. Twitter: @rach_smalls Website: Rachel Smalter Hall

5 Best Audiobooks For New Listeners

The best audiobooks for those new to trying audiobooks.

20 Fantastic Edible Books From The World’s Biggest Edible Book Festival

20 of the all-time best cakes from Edible Book Festivals held throughout the world each April.

10 Underrated Audiobooks You Should Listen To

The audiobook versions of these 10 great books elevate them to must-listen status.

George Saunders on Making Lincoln in the Bardo, His New 166-Voice Audiobook

Rioter Rachel interviews author George Saunders and his co-producer Kelly Gildea about their groundbreaking 166-voice audiobook, Lincoln in the Bardo.

It Isn’t Heroic To Use a Fake Library Card To Save Unread Books

Why using a fake library card to "save" unread library books doesn't serve the community.

Best of Book Riot Live 2016!

Check out the high points captured by our attendees at Book Riot Live, including a Broadway sing-along, Pictionary with artists, Nerd Jeopardy and lots more

Exclusive Excerpt: Rachel McAdams Reading Anne of Green Gables

Listen to an excerpt of Rachel McAdams reading Anne of Green Gables in anticipation of the new PBS special and the upcoming Netflix miniseries!

Building Empathy With Audiobooks

Reading increases empathy, and hearing these stories out loud via audiobooks amplifies this effect. Here's how you can help build empathy with audiobooks.

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Adventure Audiobooks

10 of the best adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding, shortest-car-ride-ever audiobook thrillers!

Nick Offerman is the Voice of TOM SAWYER

Nick Offerman's recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is the newest addition to a growing list of audiobooks performed by celebrities.

The Frank O’Hara Poems that Inspired MAD MEN

Listen to MAD MEN creator Matthew Weiner read the Frank O'Hara poems that inspired MAD MEN, new on audiobook July 19, 2016.

An Invitation for All Comic Bloggers

Panels is seeking awesome website publishers and bloggers of all sizes from all over the world to join our comic ad network!

How to Talk About Books on Snapchat

Book Riot snapchatter Rachel offers up ideas and tips for how to talk about books on Snapchat.

An Invitation for All Book Bloggers

Riot is seeking awesome website publishers and bloggers of all sizes from all over the world to join our bookish ad network!

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Stephen King Gush About His Love for Audiobooks

We're celebrating Audiobook Month with this exclusive video of Stephen King gushing adorably about why he hearts audiobooks!